Recycle What happens to your kerbside recycling?

If you are a resident of Blaby DC, Charnwood BC, Harborough DC, Hinckley & Bosworth BC and Oadby and Wigston BC or Melton BC, then the materials from your recycling bin (or bag) currently go to Casepak, which is a materials recycling facility in Leicester.

Your co-mingled materials are separated using state of the art equipment and then baled and sent to various companies for reprocessing. Table 1 below (Material Stream End Products), gives examples of what the materials are turned into. The list of materials below gives the material end destinations for the previous month.

You can find out more about Casepak and their sorting facility here

If you are a resident of North West Leicestershire DC then you can check what happens to your recycling  here

 

Table 1 Material Stream End Products*

Material Stream Comprising of End Products
Mixed Papers Office white, envelopes, wrapping paper, phone directories, junk mail & drinks cartons (tetra-packs) Paper packaging
Newspapers & Magazines Newspapers & Magazines Newspapers
Cardboard/OCC Corrugated boxes, brown card, coloured card Cardboard/Brown Paper Packaging
Glass – 10-50mm Mixed coloured drink bottles, drink glass & glass food containers Re-melt for new glass products
Aluminium Cans, aerosols & aluminium foil Aluminium Ingots
Steel Drink cans, food tins, General steel products
PET Bottles Clear plastic bottles Plastics pellets for new PET bottles and some clothing.
HDPE Bottles Milk Bottles New HDPE Bottles and film.
LDPE/Mixed Jazz Films Low density polyethylene/mixed colour plastic bags Plastic Film
Mixed Plastics Plastics pots, trays and coloured bottles of PVC, PP and PS grades Variety of plastic products including film, insulation materials and clothing
Residue Non-recyclable material Solid Recovered Fuels which is currently used as a replacement to fossil fuels for the heating of kilns.

End Destinations for April 2019

OCC

  • Turkey

Mixed Papers

  • UK
  • India
  • France
  • Germany
  • Turkey

PET Bottles and Trays

  • UK
  • Turkey

HDPE Natural

  • UK

Mixed Plastics

  • Belgium
  • Spain
  • UK
  • France
  • Bulgaria

Film

  • Poland
  • Turkey

Steel

  • UK

Aluminium

  • UK
  • Germany

Material Stream – Glass 0-10mm

  • UK

Material Stream – Glass 10-50mm

  • UK

Post Sort Residue

  • Netherlands
  • UK

 

*Please note that not all districts collect all materials listed.